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Edinburgh Fringe 2018

(Even) Hotter

A hilarious expose of what is hot, in your body, for your body and with other bodies.


Creative, bold, sensitive, meaningful physical theatre.


A one woman powerhouse!


A celebration of friendship and Hibs' 2016 Scottish Cup victory

89 Nights: An Original Musical

An exciting, fast-paced new musical - creatively staged using minimal set.

A Beginner’s Guide to Populism

A satire of sound bites and xenophobia, expressing the danger of stoking a community’s ignorance, fear and hatred

A Christmas Carol

"I urge you to go and rediscover something you thought you knew all too well, and join the standing ovation at the end."

A Cockroach and Furry Blurry Fluffy Things

Delightful show, positive, creative and imaginative!

A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade

A brave attempt to tackle a serious issue, from an ambitious, enthusiastic and passionate young company.

A Gallant Life

An engaging and memorable performance, recounting motor-racing champion Muriel Thompson’s remarkable First World War experiences.

A Generous Lover

A masterclass in solo work

A Joke

A joyful leap into the unknown. These incredible performers take you on masterclass of japery.

A Life On The Silk Road

An Epic and Unique Journey Through Dance, Music, Puppetry, and Physical Theatre

A Man’s A Man

Celebrate the life and death of the acclaimed poet Robert Burns, with marvelous music and daring prose

A Modern Guide to Heroism and Sidekickery

Not Just for Comic Fans, Modern Guide Inspires the Underdog Hero in All of US

A Necessary Woman

A Quietly Powerful and Eerily Current Production

About Lady White Fox With Nine Tails…

An insight into the nature of darkness

Accordion Fight Show

The bizarre burlesque of a man in leather thong playing accordion - mostly with other clothes on


Fusing dance, physical theatre, prose, and raw, dynamic acting Ewan Downie breathes new life into the ages old tale.

Ad Libido

A moving, painfully funny, brilliantly crafted one woman show that has everything from awkward sex scenes to teenage diaries to talking Yonis.

Adam Smith : The Invisible Hand

Intriguing historical drama covering the life of Adam Smith

All Change

A delightful and bittersweet comedy that will tug your heart strings.

Alma, A Human Voice

Clever creation that needs a little glitter!

An Abundance of Tims

The one white male solo comedy show you absolutely should see this Fringe.

An Elephant In The Garden

"An engaging and well-crafted adaption"

And Before I Forget That I Love, I Love You

A moving hour immersed in a powerful story

Another One

An impressive physical theatre piece that does seem to meander round a lack of connection.

Appropriately Inappropriate

Thao fast becomes a new best friend – with whacky logic, comedy and sharp one-liners!


Highly innovative climate change narrative that draws you into a dramatic movement piece which then delivers a massive knock out blow.

Bad Things Happen Here

A scarce modern dystopia, this show will linger with you for many weeks to come

Belly of a Drunken Piano

masterful evening of drama, riveting music, beautiful storytelling, pulsating beats, all woven with music of the boomer generation. 

Ben Hart: The Nutshell

Magic and illusion with a strong focus on card manipulation and an eerie theme

Bite-Size Plays Presents: Neverwant

Where Do We Find Humanity In A World Without Emotion?


Graphic treatise on the dangers of substance abuse – in this case alcohol.


An evocative song of an ancient landscape and two lovers caught in it.


A riff on James Joyce’s Ulysses exploring Bloom’s Jewish heritage as he time travels through the 20th century.

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Outstanding music, vocals, comedy, movement, and innovation combine to create a remarkable performance.


Frenetic inertia wins the day.

Cadenza at the Fringe

Superb singing from this high class Scottish choir.


Well crafted, performed and directed, spirited, polished, entertaining and moving show!

Casting Off

Three generations of women 'Cast Off' all stereotypes of what they can, should and be able to do.

Circa: Wolfgang

A entertaining hour of physical comedy combined with classical music

Cirque Beserk!

Circus transforms to theatre with an impressive cast in an energetic presentation.

Clara Saves America

Stand up show late at night that amuses without depending upon the need to cater to late night appetites.


Putting the "fun" back in funeral.

Colin Steele Quintet Plays Miles Davis

Jazz of the highest quality from a masterly quintet.

ComedySportz UK

An improvised comedy show that takes drama games to a whole new level.

Craig Hill: C’mon the Lads!

Brilliant hour of stand-up comedy

Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard!

Well written and performed, deliciously eccentric character, fascinating and entertaining!

Daniel Cainer – Old Dog, New Shtick

Gentle hour of semi-autobiographical comedy

Daniel Smith Trio – Blues Piano

More musical mayhem from Daniel Smith, a Jools Holland with jokes.

Danny Lobell: Fat Chance

A hilarious personal “run” round why size matters in a stand up show that doesn’t slim down on the comedy.


Well written and acted contemporary play about 20 somethings is relatable, informative, entertaining and pulls on the heart-strings, the best kind of theatre!

De Fuut

Disturbing look into the mind of a paedophile

Dear Lucy

Revealing discovery in a shoebox.

Definition of Man

A philosophical tour de force,  a physical concerto, a confessional, nostalgic memorial to humanity, ruminating on past love and the promise of each other

Departure Date

Death farce that delivers some of the drama some of the time

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits

Droll hour of gentle, inoffensive comedic stories and songs

Dib, Dib Dead

A worthy drama of a scouting mission that goes seriously wrong

DNA – Alexandra David-Néel

Daring, intelligent, unique, challenging work

Don Juan

Don Juan in the raw

Drip Feed

Unsettling solo show about obsession and loss

Drowning Not Waving

Entertaining and informative - zany and fun!


Solo exploration and expose of the worst of the DUP in a relaxed performance style that draws you in and makes you truly think.

Early Birds

A new play by Marks and Gran about their tv series "Birds Of A Feather"

East Belfast Boy

An explosive, impressive and energetic exploration of a sub culture in dance from an area of mass testosterone and masculinity


Strong monologues from four actors that show their abilities to hold an audience and deliver a fine piece of writing that belies their age.

Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany

Moving adaptation of grandmother's book on life in wartime Berlin


Explosive gig-theatre exploring mental health


A Fascinating Portrayal of the Lost Women of the Beatnik Era


A violent attack on the social norms which drive self-harm in its many and varied forms.

Éowyn Emerald and Dancers

Interesting choreography, very well danced to a variety of music.


A fascinating adaptation of a novel of its time, presented in a concept of its time but in a timeless fashion for a modern audience.

Everything Wrong With You Is Beautiful

An intimate and polished performance from an accomplished storyteller and poet.

Extinguished Things

Interesting and moving with detailed descriptions.


A joyfully bewildering, fascinating dose of punky, post-theatre


A true story told with skill, passion and tremendous attention to detail (you'll get the shivers)

Fats Waller Meets Dave Brubeck

Fats Waller and Dave Brubeck imagined in concert together.

Fear Itself

funny, dark and frightening - a psychological thriller that will keep you on your toes


Creative, innovative, well-performed and directed, a complete show that entertains and informs!

Female Transport

A tale of transport to the colonies with punishment, exploitation and solidarity at the heart of a straightforward tale, told in an intimate setting.

Finding Peter

A polished and entertaining morning treat for families

First Snow / Première neige

Inventive bilingual collaboration where family tensions merge with debate around cultural identity


Immersive theatre in a container that takes you off on a flight with earphones on and plenty of noise to drive you to distraction.

Forget Me Nots

Dynamic, subtle and tender storytelling!

Four Go Wild in Wellies

Wild entertainment for a wet Edinburgh day.


A Startling, Powerful Commentary on a Broken System

Funeral Flowers

Strength and determination shine through in this story of a young woman in they care system


A square set of love stories that ends with a worthy examination of the meaning of love and acceptance.


A new comedy musical with an upbeat score, performed by an enthusiastic young cast.

Gie’s Peace

Inspiring Stories of Courageous Women - An Exploration of War Through Storytelling and Music

Girl World

A devised exploration of what being a girl means and how to transition to womanhood.

Grace Notes

Thoughtful and compelling storytelling

Grail Project

unique, accomplished, clever, hilarious yet also often touching and powerful work

Greg Byron – Wordshow

Wordshow – comedy for thinking people

Guerilla Aspies

Informative and engaging piece revealing the misconceptions of autism

Gyles Brandreth : Break A Leg

Master class in comedic storytelling from a new national treasure

Hamish Henderson: On the Radical Road

A selection of the political songs and writings of the great Scottish folklorist


A joyous celebration of relationships in all their glorious messiness


One for fans of Su Pollard, a National Treasure’ in her first fringe solo show.

Heather and Harry

Stumble Trip Theatre smash it with wonderful hyper energetic Lecoq inspired madness

Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

Fast paced, entertaining show with delicious dollops of wit, envy and self deprecation peppered here and there!


Blind Summit tear up the puppetry rulebook… again

Henry Box Brown

"Wonderfully written and portrayed"

Holy Moses

A charming retelling of the Moses story through two young people who may win the prize for show furthest travelled and certainly tell this tale with confidence.

Honey’s Happening

Welcome to Honey's Happening where pineapple surprise and party games are sure to bring about world peace

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

Much, much more than a show about wine.

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

There are no words to describe the power or impact of this show


Heart-breaking, darkly comic and beautifully performed


A gut-wrenching tale of Indigenous brothers caught in a torrent of solvent abuse in the wake of the death of their mother.

Impromptu Shakespeare

One of the many plays that Shakespeare might have written, but didn’t. And there'll be a different one tomorrow.

In Loyal Company

A Traumatic But Necessary Reminder Of The Heroes The War Leaves Behind


Bittersweet slapstick comedy about the cycle of life

Istanbul: You’ll Never Walk alone

An iconic night of football told from three perspectives in an enthralling a tale as the one played out in Turkey

It’s Not a Sprint

Engaging performer in a solo play about Thirty-something life choices

I’ll Have What She’s Having

A hilarious run through womanhoodwinked in the 21st Century straight from two women who know from either side of the picketed fence.

Jamie MacDonald: Blinkered

The funny upside of being blind


A funny drama based on what happens when a Dead Ringer Cher double act falls on hard times.

Joke Box (Julian Lee)

An generous hour of free one-liner comedy

Journeys in Hand – A Musical Fusion from Scotland and Rajasthan

(Further) proof that music transcends all culture and language

Just William’s Luck

As perfect a piece of family entertainment as you'll find at the Fringe


An engaging hour of brilliantly-constructed mime and slapstick performed by a loveable character who steals your heart while making you laugh.


A brilliant and brutal portrayal of the inequity and generational desperation of the Benefits Class

Kit and McConnel

More beguiling badinage and ballads from two doyens of the Fringe.

Laurence Clarke: An Irresponsible Guide to Parenting

Wacky and wickedly funny side swipes at interfering You Tube do-gooders

Letters For Peace

Haunting, poignant music from one of Scotland’s leading guitarist and composers


An original musical with promise and vitality which nearly gets it spot on.

Losing my mindfulness

Exploring the secrets behind our public faces

Love Song To Lavender Menace

Heartwarming tribute to an important piece of LGBT+ history

Lucille and Cecilia

Two wacky sea lions with a tale to tell – and don’t forget the mackerel.

Mairi Campbell – Auld Lang Syne

A nice way to switch off from the outside world

Mao That’s What I Call Music!

Des Kapital presents a strange brew of pop karaoke and Communist China

Medea Electronica

A wild and imaginative musical retelling of an ancient Greek tragedy

Meno Pause

A one woman’s personal exploration through the Menopause

Monsieur Somebody

Excellent acting, intriguing new absurdist play by Seamus Collins is provocative and entertaining!

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Tribe

Thrilling Taiko drumming with stunning visual effects and choreography

My Land

Breath taking circus skill and performance that tells a story whilst keeping you on the edge of your seat and with your heart in your mouth.

My Left Right Foot

Biting, hilarious look at how to be inclusively inclusive

Narcissist in the Mirror

Razor sharp writing and performance. If you’re going to see one play about millenial anx, see this one.


Sets the standard, year after year, for rapid-fire sketch comedy.

Next Time

A powerful new drama which bears witness to the devastating effects of domestic violence without sensationalising them.

Nigel Slater’s Toast

Bitter or Sweet, according to taste

No Kids

Electric performances, creative, vibrant and poignant!


So heart-rending you just want to hug the performer afterwards.

Not Yet Suffragette

Smart, Provocative Feminist Comedy for the Whole F**king Patriachy!

Nuns and Roses II

The real crème de la crème of a cappella.


Creative physical theatre and poetic character!


An inventive investigation of the unseen darkness behind the facade.

Old Boy

Another winner from the Made in Scotland Showcase at this year’s Fringe.

One Life Stand

Gig theatre examining relationships in the technological age


A stunning solo interpretation of an iconic novel from a Fringe favourite

Our Man In Havana

Hugely impressive physical adaptation of Graeme Greene's dark comedy

Ovid’s Metamorphoses

an exciting revision of myth mixing media and movement

Pamela’s Palace

A very entertaining theatrical experience - creative, well acted and lots of laughter!!!


Superior puppetry skills in a Carry On Care Home scenario

Passionate Machine

Time travel, Russian poetry, a PhD, a single Mum, quantum physics, a Rocky montage. Fun, moving and brilliant.


Charming, attractive, well thought out puppetry show set to lovely music, that will appeal to young children and accompanying grown ups!

Pirates Revisited

A highly enjoyable, beautifully sung, fast-paced and entertaining production

Playhouse Creatures

Topical feminist drama from the 17th century

Portraits in Motion

Fascinating, innovative, creative, charming and entertaining!

Queens of Sheba

Inspiring, energetic, committed

Queer Words

Impactful, heartfelt and entertaining!

Re: Production

An exceptionally well-crafted tale of how irony and IVF melt together but cannot break true love.


A Reversible world where nothing is as it seems

Romeo and Juliet

Silly Shakespeare for all the family.

Roxy Likes Cats

An interesting drama centred around loss and how to confront it.


Banded together, these performers really stretch the possibilities of the modern circus show.

Simon Callow in De Profundis

Intense, poignant, provocative and beautifully performed.


Fun, inclusive and feminist


Three Women Convicted of Witch Craft Make Peace with Their Fates and Reveal How Little Has Changed

Sit with us for a moment and remember

Take a moment from your busy day. Now breathe.

Skin A Cat

An honest, brave coming of age story

Sky Labyrinths

Beautiful, visceral and tantalizing dance and physical theatre!


When does a girl become a woman? This is the question at the heart of Somebody.

South Bend

Highly articulate Scottish American crush that led to a transatlantic love affair that was crushed by the experience of following your dreams but finding a nightmare.

SOWhEreTO Africa

This show is full of rhythm, dance and joy!


A powerful ode to friendship relationships, and the spaces between.

Square Go

Masculinity and absurdity with a swagger and a cheek tae talk so it is, thrown in wi yer ma and yer brother as we see a hilarious fight for the right tae … hide.


Innovative exposé of the cocaine trade pulls no punches


Effervescent and didactic at a pace


Bold exploration of the idea of nationality

Stick By Me

A show about friendship. And lolly sticks.

Sunshine Boy

A fascinating homage to the world of a true maverick and genius from one of Scotland’s own.

Taiwan Season: Bon 4 Bon

Fascinating story told through inspired choreography!

Taiwan Season: Varhung – Heart to Heart

Mesmerizing, this is fine work, fine dance, fine visual storytelling!


A graduate showcase of physical and absurdist theatre exploring grief and letting go.

That Daring Australian Girl

This is an empathetic and heartfelt account of a life that has been, until now, ‘hidden from history.’

That Woman! Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

A deliciously gossipy peak into the 20th century’s most famous love affair

The Approach

Three women. Three lives. Three conversations spanning half a decade. Woven and connected and Isolated and reconnected.

The Archive of Educated Hearts

A glimpse into the lives of four women, through photographs, stories, and voice overs which catalogue their personal reflections along the path to living fully and letting go.

The Artist

Entertaining, creative, theatrical, very well performed!

The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and his Narcissistic Mother

Mother and 14 year old son, sort it out through Sia.

The Beatbox Collective: What’s Your Sound?

The vocal talent of this crew is nothing short of extraordinary

The Bristol Suspensions Present – Love Aca-tually

Great vocals and coruscating choreography

The Burning Gadulka

Vibrant and animated storytelling!

The Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Equal parts ghost story, biography, gothic theatre, and poetry, The Death of Edgar Allan Poe is a funeral to which you should not be late.

The Empty Chair

Interesting play about a serious topic.

The Famous Five

An Amazing Adventure for all the Family

The First Love Project

Love stories from the past told by the young

The Fishermen

A Traumatic But Transformational Fight For Life, Freedom, and Understanding

The Flop

'The Flop' is anything but!

The Gin Chronicles in New York

A Radio Play wth a Twist...of Lemon.

The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

The sadness of being ordinary

The Girls from Oz

Three sassy singing Sheilas from Australia

The Glass Menagerie

Youth theatre production of Tennessee Williams classic

The House

Horribly realistic insight into the world’s most materialistic society.

The Incurable Optimist

Vicar of Dibley writer takes centre stage reflecting on a life in comedy and developing Parkinsons

The Little Musician

Interesting and imaginative!

The Man Who Planted Trees

Charming, imaginative, entertaining storytelling and puppetry show, extremely well performed - thoughtful, moving story, with a noble message!

The Marilyn Conspiracy

What really happened to Marilyn Monroe?

The Merry Wives of Seoul

Refreshing, engaging take on Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor.

The Mould That Changed the World

A creative attempt to develop a new musical that integrates a public health message within an interesting, true story.

The Museum of Tat Roadshow

Homage to the joys of tat. Bring yours along and have some fun.

The Naked Blind Data Show

Fascinating talk on how data is managed and used in science and medicine

The Odyssey of Homer

A classic romp through a classic tale which shows enthusiasm and some flair.

The OS Map Fan Club

Perfect tonic for map loving walkers.

The Political History of Crack and Smack

A rip roaring canter through the chaotic lives of two likeable recovering drug addicts

The Red Shoes

Sizzling reimagining of the Hans Christian Anderson tale in the context of Weimar Germany that brims full of artistic value

The Search for a Black-Browed Albatross

Creative, imaginative, beautifully crafted and well performed - excellent show!

The Turn of the Screw

A Contemporary Puppet-Assisted Twist on a Classic Tale

The Unknown Soldier

A poignant reminder of the aftermath of war and the unsung heroes it leaves behind.

The Vanishing (Drowning our Babies)

"Forgotten stories of those on the cusp of vanishing"

The Way Out

An acoustic dystopian fantasy where the question becomes – is it right to unplug?

The Welcome Revolution

A welcoming afternoon tea in a cold world.

There She Is

An absurd tale of dance and conversations combined into a performance that settles into a treatise on barriers and perceptions.

This Is Just Who I Am

"utterly hilarious and sometimes uncomfortable"

Thrown by Jodi Gray

Dreamlike and Sureal Creation

Timpson The Musical

A pair of star-crossed lovers out to out-invent their foe, one Keypulet, the other Montashoe.

Tom Neenan: It’s Always Infinity

An affecting tale about Tom's missing girlfriend: or more specifcally, how that affects Tom.

Trojan Horse

Compelling, devastating, uncompromising,

Twelfth Night

Four overworked actors and a lot of costume changes.

Twonkey’s Night Train To Liechtenstein

A new hour of surreal silliness and old favourites


Innovative devised expose of the refugee crisis from young voices creatively telling age old tales

Urban Death

Forget all other attempts at horror - here are the masters.

Van Gogh Find Yourself #vgfy

Fascinating and entertaining - go and meet Vincent Van Gogh!

Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

An hour of delightful escapism for muggles, witches and wizards

War With Newts

An enjoyable and thoughtful Sci Fi adventure.

Warhol: Bullet Karma

Sphinx Without a Secret


Amy Rose Doyle delights in this obsessively Weird one woman show

We’ve Got Each Other

The Bon Jovi Musical that has it all, except everything that is a tour de force, with lights, an incredible Sir Jon sound track and a narrator that brings it all together without the glitz and aplomb but all the flair.

When the Friendship has Sailed

A gentle comedy with one really fun device; the singing goldfish.

When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story

A creative one-man musical, featuring songs, slapstick, dance and film

Where the Hell is Bernard

In a world where reaching 50 signals the end, four workers escape the hive in a darkly comic physical show.


Gut-wrenching, dramatic telling of the events around the Black Panther movement and the killing of Michael Brown

Woodbine Willie: Poet and Padre

1,000,000 cigarettes: keeping alive the story of an extraordinary ordinary WWI hero

Woogie Boogie

Creative, imaginative, inventive and fun family show!


Creative and moving - performed with excellent dance quality.

Your Alice

A trip down the Rabbit Hole like you've never seen.

Your Bard

Did Shakespeare really write all those plays and sonnets?


Beautiful, provocative, well performed show!